Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body.

Most of it (99%) makes up the structures of the bones and teeth, the rest is found in the blood and extra-cellular fluids.

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This mineral performs a series of functions. The first one is its structural function, since it is vital for the formation and regeneration of bone tissue.

Calcium is also very important for the proper transmission of nerve signals and to regulate the heartbeat.

It also performs a regulatory function, since it is involved in ensuring a proper membrane permeability. Other than that, calcium is also essential for a good muscle tone and the correct functioning of the digestive enzymes.

Vitamin D, Calcium's best ally

It is one of the most common chemical elements in nature and it is present in the body in large quantities, like vitamins. It would be impossible to build and keep the bones and teeth healthy without calcium.

It is absorbed through the intestine, where its supply is controlled by endogenous hormones in the parathyroid gland as well as by vitamin D. Magnesium is another mineral that is usually found in the formula of food supplements of these two other nutrients.

A lack of these minerals can cause deficiencies in the bones, loss of teeth and osteoporosis.

In adults, 99% of calcium (between 1 and 1.5 kg) is in the bones and teeth. The rest is distributed between cells, tissue and blood.

Calcium is specially abundant in milk and dairy products, as well as mineral water, several types of cabbage and walnuts.

Calcium is not only involved in the formation of bones and teeth, rather, it is also necessary for the heart and the muscles. Otherwise, they may not be able to work correctly without the presence of this essential mineral.

Properties of Calcium

  • Products rich in calcium are necessary to keep the bones and teeth healthy and strong
  • It contributes to improving the bone density even more, along with vitamins D3 and K2
  • It is important for the energy-yielding metabolism
  • It plays an important role in the proper functioning of the muscles
  • It is essential for the transmission of signals between nerve cells
  • It contributes to a proper blood coagulation
  • Calcium plays a key role in the cell division process
  • It is important for the proper functioning of the digestive enzymes
  • Calcium is essential to activate the enzymes that are involved in muscle contractions

Benefits of Calcium for our health:

  • Osteoporosis and its prevention
  • To deal with allergies
  • During pregnancy and lactation
  • Long-term cortisone treatments
  • For the growth of children and adolescents
  • In cases of diabetes mellitus
  • For those suffering lactose intolerance
  • For those who are following a high fat or high protein diet

What are the symptoms of a Calcium deficiency?

  • Pain, fractures or deformity and bone diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Caries and periodontitis
  • Rickets (children)
  • Tetany (hyper excitability)
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart and blood pressure problems/diseases 
  • Cataracts
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Dry skin, eczema, hair loss, brittle nails
  • Nervous hyperexcitability
  • Tingling or tickling sensation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Incontinence

An excess of calcium in the diet can also be dangerous, since it can cause kidney stones (accumulation of calcium in the kidneys), hypertension, vomits, gastrointestinal disorders, etc.

Doses and intake of Calcium

Depending on the health authorities of each country, the recommended daily calcium levels range from 450-1200 mg.

This causes some uncertainty, since the amount of calcium absorbed by the body actually varies depending on the diet, age and the intake of vitamin D.

Children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating women and infants tend to absorb 60 to 75% of the calcium from food. In adults, the absorption is usually around 30 to 40% and drops as we grow old.

Taking a dietary calcium supplement is advised to prevent a calcium deficiency and the risk of suffering bone decalcification

Who can specially benefit from taking Calcium?

  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Children and adolescents
  • Those taking cortisone permanently
  • Diabetic people
  • Women over the age of 45 and men over the age of 60
  • People with lactose intolerance
  • Vegetarians/vegans
  • Those suffering from osteoporosis
  • People suffering from sun allergy

Where can I buy Calcium?

It is advisable to purchase and take supplements or dietary products that are rich in calcium, since the absorption of calcium from foods is not enough most of the time. Natural calcium supplements are usually sold in capsules. Sometimes they may include other elements such as vitamin D or magnesium. This format is quite comfortable, since they can be taken when we are not home just with some water.

At HSN, we sell supplements that are rich in calcium and vitamin D, which is a basic nutrient to achieve a better absorption of calcium by the body. You can purchase calcium citrate and vitamin D (cholecalciferol) capsules from the brand HSNessentials. Each vegetable capsules has 7.5µg of this type of vitamin and 150mg of calcium. You can also purchase calcium, vitamin D and magnesium in a single product that includes 166.7mg of magnesium. It will help you reduce the tiredness and fatigue and support a proper energy-yielding metabolism; moreover, it will also support the maintenance of the bones and teeth along with calcium and vitamin D.


Calcium - Find Out its Benefits for Your Bones

Calcium - Find Out its Benefits for Your Bones

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